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The Red Goddess

IMG_5420This red juice is a perfect pre-workout drink!

Beetroot is a super food that helps to build stamina and regulate blood pressure, detoxifies the liver, boosts energy levels and helps prevent inflammation.

On top of that, pineapple is good for the heart, it also has inflammatory properties, it combats joint pain, and strengthens the bones.

All in all ideal for athletes, but you don’t need to be one to enjoy it! (See more of the health benefits below.)

(As you can see from the picture, my cat on the other hand remains unimpressed!)

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The Carrot ‘n Pear Juice

This juice is a very bright and happy way to start your day! You might think that carrots and pears are a weird combination, but it’s actually really good and creamy! 29497818_10156232722877640_303879445976973312_o

I love making up juice recipes; I made this one up with the veggies and fruits I had left. The important thing to keep in mind when you invent your own juices is to make sure that you roughly have a 70% veggie – 30% fruit ratio so you don’t end up with a juice that contains too much sugar.  Continue reading

Seven shades of green

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Green juices are a healthy way to sneak nutrients into your diet if you’ve been lazy on salads.

This juice is surprisingly filling and a good way to detoxify your body. It will also fill you with energy and is incredibly delicious!

 

 

Ingredients 

  • Granny smith apple, 2
  • Cucumber, 2/3
  • Fennel, 1 big slice
  • Kiwi, 1
  • Lime, 1
  • Ginger, 2 cm
  • Celery, 1 stalk
  • Spinach or Kale, a handful
  • Avocado (optional)

Procedure

In a slow juicer, start with one whole apple, then add the spinach (stems first), cucumber, fennel, lime, ginger, celery, and finish with the second apple.

In a blender, add the juice and the kiwi (and the avocado if you want to) with a couple of ice cubes. Blend until smooth.

Enjoy!

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Fennel: Good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre, potassium, manganese, copper, folate and phosphorus

Cucumber: Excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. Very good source of the pantothenic acid. Good source of copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, biotin and vitamin B1.

Celery: Excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. Very good source of folate, potassium, dietary fibre, manganese and pantothenic acid. Good source of vitamin B2, copper, vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin A (carotenoids).

Spinach: Excellent source of vitamin B. Very good source of dietary fibre, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E , vitamin K, Thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese.

Kiwi: Excellent source of vitamin C (5 times more than in apples) and vitamin K. Very good source of copper and dietary fibre. Good source of vitamin E, potassium, folate and manganese.

Granny smith apple: Excellent source of vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants. Good source of vitamin A, iron and calcium.

Ginger: Excellent source of vitamin B-6 and vitamin B-5Good source of  potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.